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					                     Fire Safety Plan
                     (Single-Stage Fire Alarm System) (Small Establishment):
Fire Safety Plan – Single-Stage Fire Alarm System for:




                                             (Business Name)




                                            (Business Address)




The reproduction or use of this fire safety plan for non-commercial purposes is permitted and encouraged. Permission
to reproduce the plan for commercial purposes must be obtained from Markham Fire and Emergency Services.
                                    Table of Contents

Topic

Part 1       Introduction

Part 2 (a)   Building Resources Audit
Part 2 (b)   Human Resources Audit

Part 3       Emergency Procedures — Occupants Single Stage Fire Alarm

Part 4       Emergency Procedures — Supervisors

Part 5       Responsibilities of the Owner/Occupant

Part 6       Fire Hazards — Commercial

Part 7       Fire Extinguishment/Control/Confinement

Part 8       Alternative Measures

Part 9       Fire Drills

Part 10      Maintenance Requirements of Building Fire
             And Life Safety Systems

Part 11      Building Schematics
                                          Part 1
                                      Introduction
The Ontario Fire Code, Section 2.8 requires the implementation of a FIRE SAFETY PLAN for
this building/occupancy. The plan is to be kept in the building in an approved location.

The implementation of the Fire Safety Plan helps to ensure effective utilization of life
safety features in a building to protect people from fire. The required Fire Safety Plan
should be designed to suit the resources of each individual building or complex of
buildings. It is the responsibility of the owner to ensure that the information containe d
within the Fire Safety Plan is accurate and complete.

The Fire Protection and Prevention Act Part VII, Section 28, states that in the case of an
offence for contravention of the fire code, a corporation is liable to a fine of not more than
$50,000 and an individual is liable to a fine of not more than $25,000 or imprisonment for a
term of not more than one year or both.

This official document is to be kept readily available at all times for use by staff and fire
officials in the event of an emergency.

The fire safety plan approved location is     .


SUBMISSION PROCEDURES

At least two (2) copies of the Plan (8 ½ X 11 format) must be submitted to the Chief Fire
Official. Upon approval, one copy will be returned to the author and one copy will be
retained by the Fire Department.

The Chief Fire Official is to be notified regarding any subsequent changes in the
approved Fire Safety Plan.
                                        Part 2(a)
                         Audit of Building Resources Checklist
Occupancy Type

Occupant Load
Occupant Load: (if applicable)

Access

Designated Fire Route:                No            Yes

Nearest Municipal
Hydrant Location:

Private Hydrants:    No       Yes (Location(s)):

Lockbox:        No       Yes (Location(s)):

Heating         Natural Gas              Electric            Other
Main Gas
Shut-off:       No       Yes (Location(s)):


Main Electrical Shut-off Location:

Main Domestic Water Shut-off Location:

Single Stage
Fire Alarm System:                 Make:
                                  Model:
                     Main Panel Location:
              Annunciator Panel Location:
                  Fire Alarm Description:


Sprinkler System:        No        Yes               Type:   Wet       Dry   Other

             Connected to the Fire Alarm System:    No               Yes
             Location of Sprinkler Room/Shut Off Valves:
Fire Department
Connection:           No        Yes (Location(s)):



Fixed Extinguishing System for Commercial Cooking Equipment

   No          Yes         Type:
                                             (i.e. Wet Chemical, Dry Chemical, CO 2)
Connected to F/A System:            No       Yes

Ecology Unit:        No       Yes        Protected by Fixed System:               No   Yes

Fuel Source:          Natural Gas           Electric               Other

Fuel Shut Off for Appliances:         Location:

40BC Extinguisher:      Location: ____
K Type (wet) Extinguisher (if applicable): Location:           _____


Portable Fire Extinguishers (Refer to schematic drawings)


Emergency Lighting

   No          Yes                 Location(s):

Extra Hazardous Area:

Is there hazardous materials on site?              No          Yes

If YES, please list the material and quantity:




Exits:      Refer to schematics for location of exits.
                                Part 2(a)
                         Additional Information

For any additional information not already covered:
                                     Part 2(b)
                            Audit of Human Resources
Business/Building Name:

Address:              Unit No.

Postal Code:          Business Phone No.

Business Owner:

Address:

Postal Code:

Phone Number(s):

After Hour Contacts (24 hour telephone numbers)

Manager/Supervisor:       Phone No.

Employee/Title:       Phone No.

Employee/Title:       Phone No.

Other:                Phone No.

Building Owner:

Address:

Postal Code:          Phone No.

Fire Alarm Monitoring Company:        Phone No.:

Sprinkler Monitoring Company:     Phone No.:
                                    Part 3
                      Emergency Procedures for Occupants
                         Please take the time to review this section (1 page).
Emergency procedures signage will be affixed to the wall at all fire alarm pullstations.

                                     IN CASE OF FIRE

Upon Discovery of Fire:

   Leave fire area immediately and close doors
   Sound Fire Alarm
   Call Markham Fire Department at 9-1-1
   Leave building via nearest Exit

Upon Hearing Fire Alarm:

   Leave building via nearest Exit
   Close doors behind you


                                           CAUTION

              IF YOU ENCOUNTER SMOKE - USE AN ALTERNATE EXIT

                                        Remain Calm
                                    Part 4
                   Emergency Procedures for Supervisory Staff
                          Please take the time to review this section (2 pages).

Upon Discovery of Fire

   Leave fire area immediately and close doors. Alert occupants.
   Sound Fire Alarm and follow the fire alarm supervisory procedures.
   Call 9-1-1 from a safe location.
   Exit the building via the nearest exit.
   Await the arrival of Fire Department at the main entrance.

Upon Hearing of a Fire Condition

   Ensure that the other occupants have been notified of the emerge ncy conditions.
   Notify the Markham Fire and Emergency Services of the emergency condition. Dial 9 -1-1
    and ask for Markham Fire and Emergency Services.
   If it is safe to do so, supervise the evacuation of all occupants, including those
    requiring assistance.
   Upon the arrival of the firefighters, inform the fire officer of the conditions in the
    building and co-ordinate the efforts of the Supervisory staff with those of the Fire
    Department.
   Provide access and vital information to the firefighters as to location of persons, master
    keys for this occupancy and service rooms, etc.

                                          Related Duties

In general:

   Keep the doors in fire separations closed at all times.
   Keep access to exits and EXITS, inside and outside, clear of any obstructions at all times.
   Do not permit combustible materials to accumulate in quantities or locations that would
    constitute a fire hazard.
   Promptly remove all combustible waste from areas where waste is placed for disposal, if
    applicable.
   Keep access roadways, fire routes and fire department connections clear and accessible
    for fire department use.
   Maintain the fire protection equipment in good operating condition at all times.
   Participate in fire drills. Occupants’ participation should be encouraged.
   Have a working knowledge of the building fire and life safety systems.
   Ensure the building fire and life safety systems are in operating condition.
   Arrange for a substitute in your absence.
   Comply with the Ontario Fire Code.
   In the event of any shutdown of fire and life safety systems , notify Markham Fire and
    Emergency Services and initiate alternative measures.
     Emergency Procedures
Additional Information/Comments
        Emergency Procedures
Additional Information/Comments (p.2)
                                     Part 5
                   Responsibilities of the Owner / Occupant
                        Please take the time to review this section (1 page).

The building owner/occupant has numerous responsibilities related to fire safety and must
ensure that the following measures are enacted:

   Establishment of emergency procedures to be followed at the time of an emergency.
   Appointment and organization of designated supervisory staff to carry out safety
    duties.
   Instruction of supervisory staff and other occupants so that they are aware of their
    responsibilities for fire safety.
   Holding of fire drills in accordance with the Fire Code, incorporating Emergency
    Procedures appropriate to the building.
   Control of fire hazards in the building.
   Maintenance of building facilities provided for safety of the occupants.
   Provisions of alternate measures for safety of occupants during shut down of fire
    protection equipment.
   Assuring that checks, tests and inspections as required by the Ontario Fire Code are
    completed on schedule and that records are retained for a minimum period of two (2)
    years.
   Post and maintain at least one (1) copy of the fire emergency procedures.
   Keep a copy of the approved Fire Safety Plan on the premises in an approved
    location.
   Notification of the Chief Fire Official regarding changes in the Fire Safety Plan.
   Ensure that the information in the Fire Safety Plan is current.
   Designate and train sufficient alternates to replace supervisory staff during any
    absence.
                                         Part 6
                                      Fire Hazards
Commercial, Retail and Industrial Properties

A high standard of housekeeping and building maintenance is probably the most important
single factor in the prevention of fire. Listed below are some specific hazards.
 Combustible material stored in non-approved areas.
 Fire and smoke barrier door not operating properly or wedged open.
 Improper storage of flammable liquids and gases.
 Defective electrical wiring and appliances, over-fusing, and the use of extension cords as
   permanent wiring.
 Clothes dryer lint collector full or improperly vented.
 Careless use of smoking materials.
 Kitchen hoods and filters not cleaned properly/grease laden.
 Improper disposal of oily rags.


In general, occupants should:
 Know how to alarm occupants of building, know where exits are located.
 Call Markham Fire & Emergency Services immediately (9 -1-1) whenever you need
   assistance.
 Know the correct address of the building.
 Notify the building/property management if special assistance is required in the event of
   an emergency.
 Know the fire alarm signals and the procedures established to implement safe
   evacuation.
 Know the supervisory staff in your building.
 Report any fire hazard to supervisory staff.
                                    Part 7
                 Fire Extinguishment, Control or Confinement
                         Please take the time to review this section (1 page).

In the event a small fire cannot be extinguished with the use of a portable fire
extinguisher or the smoke presents a hazard for the operator, the door to the area should
be closed to confine and contain the fire. Leave the fire area. Ensure that the Fire Alarm
System has been activated and that Markham Fire & Emergency Services has been notified
prior to an attempt to extinguish the fire. Only those persons who are trained and familiar
with extinguisher operation may attempt to fight the fire.

                    Suggested Operation of Portable Fire Extinguishers

Remember the (PASS)

P - Pull the safety pin
A - Aim the nozzle
S - Squeeze the trigger handle
S - Sweep from side to side (watch for fire restarting)

Never re-hang extinguishers after use. Ensure they are properly recharged by a person that
is qualified to service portable fire extinguishers and that a replacement extinguisher is
provided.

Keep extinguishers in a visible area without obstructions around them.



NOTE:       Prior to using a K-type extinguisher, activate the kitchen extinguishing system
            to avoid electricution.
                                    Part 8
                 Alternative Measures for Occupant Fire Safety
                         Please take the time to review this section (1 page).

In the event of any shut-down of fire protection equipment systems or part thereof, in
excess of 24 hours, the fire department shall be notified in writing. Occupants will be
notified and instructions will be posted as to alternative provisions or actions to be taken in
case of emergency. These provisions and actions must be acceptable to the Chief Fire
Official.

All attempts to minimize the impact of malfunctioning equipment will be initiated. Where
portions of a sprinkler or fire alarm system are placed out of service, service to remaining
portions must be maintained, and where necessary, the use of watchmen, bull-horns,
walkie talkies, etc. will be employed to notify concerned parties of emergencies.
Assistance and direction for specific situations will be sought from Markham Fire &
Emergency Services.

Procedures to be followed in the event of shutdown of any part of a fire protection
system are as follows:

1. Notify Markham Fire & Emergency Services, dial (905) 477-2011 (DO NOT USE 911). Give
   your name, address and a description of the problem and when you expect it to be
   corrected. Markham Fire & Emergency Services is to be notified in writing of shutdowns
   longer than 24 hours.
2. Post notices at all exits and the main entrance, stating the problem and when it is
   expected to be corrected.
3. Have staff of other reliable person(s) patrol the affected area(s) at least once every
   hour.
4. Notify Markham Fire & Emergency Service and the building occupants when repairs have
   been completed and systems are operational.

 Note:       All shutdowns will be confined to as limited an area and duration as possible.

            Cooking operations shall be suspended until the commercial cooking fixed
            extinguishing system is restored.
                                           Part 9
                                         Fire Drills
                            Please take the time to review this section.

Fire drills will be held at least once every 12 months to ensure efficient execution of the
Emergency Procedures. Fire drill records are required to be retained for a period of one
year.

FIRE DRILL RECORD

Date:                                               Time:


Manager/Supervisor On-Duty:


Staff Present:




Deficiencies Noted:




General Comments:
                                    Part 10
                      Requirements of the Ontario Fire Code
                          Please take the time to review this section (1 page).

Check/test/inspect requirements of the Ontario Fire Code:

   To assist you in fulfilling your obligations, included is a list of the portions of the Fire
    Code that requires checks, inspections and/or tests to be conducted of the facilities. It
    is suggested that you read over this list and perform or have performed the
    necessary checks, inspections and/or tests for the items which may apply to your
    property.

   Fire Prevention Officers may check to ensure that the necessary checks, inspections
    and/or tests are being done, when conducting their inspections.

   This list has been prepared for purposes of convenience only.                 For accurate
    reference, the Fire Code should be consulted.


Definitions for key words are as follows:

Check        means visual observation to ensure the device or system is in
             place and is not obviously damaged or obstructed

Test         means the operation of a device or system to ensure that it will
             perform in accordance with its intended operation or function

Inspect      means physical examination to determine that the device or system
             will apparently perform in accordance with its intended function


It is stated in the Fire Code that records of all tests and corrective measures are
required to be retained for a period of two years after they are made.
                  General Fire Protection Systems/Equipment
General                                                         Responsibility

Doors in fire separations shall be checked as frequently as
necessary to ensure that they remain closed.

Exit signs shall be clearly visible and maintained in a clean
and legible condition.

Internally illuminated exit signs shall be kept clearly
illuminated at all times, when the building is occupied.


Weekly

When subject to accumulation of combustible deposits,
hoods, filters and ducts shall be checked weekly and be
cleaned when such deposits create an undue fire hazard.

Monthly

Doors in fire separations shall be inspected monthly for
proper operation.

Yearly

Fire dampers and fire-stop flaps shall be inspected annually,
or based on a schedule via contractor acceptable to the
Chief Fire Official.

Every chimney, flue and flue pipe shall be inspected
annually and cleaned as often as necessary to keep them
free from accumulations of combustible deposits.

Disconnect switches for mechanical air-conditioning and
ventilating systems shall be inspected annually to establish
that the system can be shut down.

Spark arresters shall be cleaned annually or more frequently
where accumulations of debris will adversely affect
operations. Burnt-out arresters shall be repaired or
replaced.
                             Portable Fire Extinguishers
General                                                          Responsibility

Each portable extinguisher shall have a tag securely
attached to it showing the maintenance or recharge date,
the servicing agency and the signature of the person who
performed the service.

A permanent record containing the maintenance date, the
examiner’s name and a description of any work or
hydrostatic testing carried out shall be prepared and
maintained for each portable extinguisher.

All extinguishers shall be recharged after use or as indicated
by an inspection or when performing maintenance. When
recharging is performed, the recommendations of the
manufacturer shall be followed.

Monthly

Portable extinguishers shall be inspected monthly.

Yearly

Extinguishers shall be subject to maintenance not more than
one year apart or when specifically indicated by an
inspection.

Maintenance procedures shall include a thorough
examination of the three basic elements of an extinguisher:
a)    mechanical parts
b)    extinguishing agent
c)    expelling means
                                                        Responsibility

5 Years

Every five years, pressurized water and carbon dioxide fire
extinguishers shall be hydrostatically tested.

6 Years

Every six years, stored pressure extinguishers that require a
12 year hydrostatic test shall be emptied and subjected to
the applicable maintenance procedures .
                                         Fire Alarm
                                                                 Responsibility
General

Fire alarm shall be kept unobstructed.

Fire alarm system power supply disconnect switches shall be
locked on in an approved manner.

Daily

The following daily checks shall be conducted if a fault is
established, appropriate corrective action shall be taken.

a)      Check the principle and remote trouble lights for
        trouble indication;
b)      Inspection of the AC power-on light shall be done
        to ensure its normal operation.

Monthly

Every month the following tests shall be conducted under
battery back up power and if a fault is established,
appropriate corrective action shall be taken:

a)      one manual fire alarm initiating device shall be
        operated, on a rotating basis, and shall initiate an
        alarm condition
b)      function of all signal devices shall be ensured
c)      the annunciator panel shall be checked to ensure
        correct annunciation
d)      intended function of the audible and visual trouble
        signals shall be ensured
e)      fire alarm batteries shall be checked to ensure that:
        i)     terminals are clean and lubricated where
               necessary;
        ii)    terminal clamps are clean and tight;
        iii)   electrolyte level and specific gravity, where
               applicable, meet manufacturer’s specifi cations
                                                            Responsibility

Yearly

Yearly tests conducted by a certified alarm contractor as
required by The Ontario Fire Code, Section 1.1.5.3. Tests
shall be in conformance with CAN/ULC S536, “Inspection
and Testing of Fire Alarm Systems”.
                               Sprinkler Systems (Wet)
                                                                Responsibility
General

Auxiliary drains shall be inspected as required to
prevent freezing.

Weekly

Except for electrically supervised valves, all valves
controlling water supplies to sprinklers and alarm
connections shall be checked weekly to ensure that they are
sealed or locked in the open position.

Water supply pressure and system air or water pressure shall
be checked weekly by using gauges to ensure that the
system is maintained at the required operating pressure.

Monthly

On all sprinkler systems, an alarm test, using the alarm test
connection located at the sprinkler valve, shall be performed
monthly.

Two Months

All transmitters and water flow devices shall be tested at
two month intervals.

Six Months

Gate-valve supervisory switches and other sprinkler system
supervisory devices shall be tested at six month intervals.
                                                               Responsibility
Yearly

Exposed sprinkler piping hangers shall be checked yearly to
ensure that they are kept in good repair.

Sprinkler heads shall be checked at least once per year to
ensure that they are kept in good repair.

Sprinkler heads shall be checked at least once per year to
ensure that they are free from damage, corrosion, grease,
dust, paint, or whitewash. They shall be replaced where
necessary as a result of such conditions.

On wet sprinkler systems, water-flow alarm test using the
most hydraulically remote test connection, shall be
performed annually.

Sprinkler system water pressure shall be tested annually or
after any sprinkler system control valve has been operated,
with the main drain valve fully open, to ensure that there
are no obstructions or deterioration of the main water
supply.

Plugs or caps on Fire Department connections shall be
removed annually and the threads inspected of wear, rust or
obstruction. Re-secure plugs or caps, wrench tight. If plugs
or caps are missing, examine the Fire Department
connection for obstructions, back flush if necessary and
replace plugs or caps.
                               Sprinkler Systems (Dry)
                                                                Responsibility
General

Auxiliary drains shall be inspected as required to prevent
freezing.

Dry-pipe valve rooms or enclosures in unheated buildings
shall be checked as often as necessary when the outside
temperature falls below 0 o Celsius to ensure that the system
does not freeze.

Weekly

Except for electrically supervised valves, all valves
controlling water supplies to sprinklers and alarm
connections shall be checked weekly to ensure that they are
sealed or locked in the open position.

Water supply pressure and system air or water pressure shall
be checked weekly by using gauges to ensure that the
system is maintained at the required operating pressure.

System pressure gauges shall be checked weekly. The
system shall be maintained at the required operating
pressure.


Monthly

On all sprinkler systems, an alarm test, using the alarm
test connection located at the sprinkler valve, shall be
performed monthly.


2 Months

All transmitters and water flow devices shall be tested
at two month intervals.
                                                                   Responsibility
3 Months

The priming water supply for dry pipe systems shall be
inspected every three months to ensure that the proper
level above the dry pipe valve is maintained.

6 Months

Gate-valve supervisory switches and other sprinkler system
supervisory devices shall be tested at six month intervals.

Yearly

Exposed sprinkler piping hangers shall be checked yearly to
ensure that they are kept in good repair.

Sprinkler heads shall be checked at least once per year to
ensure that they are free from damage, corrosion, grease
dust, paint, or whitewash. They s hall be replaced where
necessary as a result of such conditions.

Sprinkler system water pressure shall be tested annually or
after any sprinkler system control valve has been operated,
with the main drain valve fully open, to ensure that there
are no obstructions or deterioration of the main water
supply.

Plugs or caps on Fire Department connections shall be
removed annually and the threads inspected for wear, rust
or obstruction. Re-secure plugs or caps wrench tight. If
plugs or caps are missing, examine the Fire Department
connection for obstructions, back flush if necessary and
replace plugs or caps.

Dry pipe valves shall be tripped annually by means of the
system test pipe, to ensure that they operate satisfactorily
and that the sprinkler alarms are in operating condition. A
full flow trip test, with the control valve fully open, shall be
conducted at least every three years.
                                                               Responsibility
15 Years

Every fifteen years, dry pipe systems shall be inspected for
obstructions in the sprinkler piping and if necessary, the
entire system shall be flushed of foreign material.
                                 Private Fire Hydrants
                                                               Responsibility
General

Hydrants shall be readily available and unobstructed for
use at all times.


Yearly

Hydrants shall be inspected annually after each use.

Ensure hydrants are equipped with port caps secured wrench
tight. The port caps shall be removed annually and
inspected for wear, rust or obstructions.

The hydrant barrel shall be inspected annually to ensure
that no water has accumulated.

The drain valve shall be inspected for operation if water is
found in the hydrant barrel when main valve is closed.

Hydrant waterflow shall be inspected annually and a record
shall be kept.
                         Commercial Cooking Equipment
                                                              Responsibility
General

Commercial cooking equipment exhaust and fire
protection systems shall be installed and maintained in
conformance with NFPA 96, “Ventilation Control and Fire
Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations”.

Ensure wet chemical or alkali based dry chemical portable
fire extinguishers are provided to protect commercial
cooking equipment and are readily available for use in
an emergency.


Weekly

Hoods, grease removal devices, fans, ducts, and other
equipment shall be checked weekly and cleaned at frequent
intervals, prior to surfaces becoming heavily contaminated
with grease or oily sludge.


6 Months

Inspection and servicing of the fire extinguishing system
shall be made at least every six months by properly trained
and qualified persons in conformance with Ontario Fire
Code, Section 6.8.1.1.
                             Emergency Lighting System
                                                                Responsibility
Daily

Check pilot lights for indication of proper operation.


Monthly

Batteries shall be inspected monthly and maintained as per
manufacturer’s specifications.

Ensure that battery surface is clean and dry.

Ensure that terminal connections are clean, free of corrosion
and lubricated.

Ensure that the terminal clamps are clean and tight as per
manufacturer’s specifications.

Emergency lighting equipment shall be tested monthly to
ensure that the emergency lighting will function upon failure
of the primary power supply.


Yearly

Emergency lighting equipment shall be tested annually to
ensure that the units will provide emergency lighting for a
duration equal to the design criteria under simulated power
failure conditions.

After completion, the charging conditions for voltage and
current and the recovery period will be tested annually to
ensure that he charging system is in accordance with the
manufacturer’s specifications.
    Maintenance
Additional Comments
                        Part 11- Building Schematics
                         Please take the time to review this page.

LEGEND FOR BUILDING / UNIT FIRE EMERGENCY SYSTEM
      Pull Pin For Kitchen Fire Suppression System
      Entrance / Exit
      Hydrant
      Siamese Fire Department Connection
      Free Standing Siamese Fire Department Connection
      Valves (General)
      Identify The Type Of Valve    (Ie. Shut Off Valve For Natural Gas, Sprinklers, Etc.)


FCP   Fire Alarm Control Panel

FAA   Fire Alarm Annunciator
      Emergency Light, Battery-Powered
      Illuminated Exit Sign, Single Face
      Combined Battery-Powered Emergency Light & Illuminated Exit Sign

      Pull Station

      Heat Detector
HD

      Smoke Detector
SD

      Fire Extinguisher - BC Type
BC

      Fire Extinguisher - ABC Type
ABC

      Fire Extinguisher - Water
 A
      Hose Cabinet
H
      Sprinkler Riser, indicate whether Wet or Dry System
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                     (Include Legend)
                    Floor Plan
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